Pregnant mother, 23, killed herself and three children a day after ‘her boyfriend left her’

April 16, 2013 | by | 1 Comment

A pregnant mother of three children found dead yesterday is believed to have jumped to her death just a day after her boyfriend dumped her.

Fiona Anderson, 23, was found at the base of a multi-storey car park in Lowestoft, Suffolk, with fatal head injuries, just after 8am, yesterday.

Just three hours after the discovery police found the bodies of her three children – daughter Levina, three, Addy, two and an eleven-month-old son – at her basement flat in the town, at 11.20am.

Fiona Anderson, 23, who killed herself and three children after her boyfriend left her

Fiona Anderson, 23, who killed herself and three children after her boyfriend left her

Police said they were keeping an open mind about the deaths but confirmed they were investigating the possibility Fiona killed her children before jumping 40ft to her death.

Friends yesterday revealed eight-month pregnant Fiona’s death came just hours after she finally split from the father of all four of her children Craig McLelland.

Friends also said the vulnerable mum had felt abandoned by social services.

Tragic Fiona used her Facebook account to post, what friends yesterday described as a suicide note.

Fiona used the social networking site to vent her frustration at splitting from Craig Mclelland after he apparently left her for another woman.

Two devastated friends at the corner of Grosvenor Road and London Road South in Lowestoft where the bodies of three children were discovered yesterday

Two devastated friends at the corner of Grosvenor Road and London Road South in Lowestoft where the bodies of three children were discovered yesterday

The devastated mum then listed her children’s dates of birth and names – Levina Kalesha, Addy Craig, and 11-month-old Kyden James – including her unborn daughter, who she had planned to name Evalie Briana.

In a heartbreaking Facebook entry Fiona then wrote that “No 1 wants us. No 1 will help us.”

The post was followed by an apparent reference to her struggles with social services, which read: “The people who are supposed to help us just tell lies and try to take my babies away.”

In another post on the night before her death Fiona wrote: “I would never do anything to hurt my kids. I just want to keep them safe and happy. So many people tried to hurt them and make them sad but ill never let that happen again. Ill never leave them. Ill always love all 4 of them more than words can describe. Ill always be with them keeping them safe.”

Later she wrote: “Levina addy kyden evalie. Mummy loves you so much and ill always be there looking after you all. I love you. I’m sorry I let you get hurt. I’m sorry you had to see me hurting. Well never be hurt again.”

A policewoman next to flowers and teddy bears left at the building where the children died

A policewoman next to flowers and teddy bears left at the building where the children died

The building in Suffolk where the children were found dead

The building in Suffolk where the children were found dead

Fiona then wrote: “Craig mclelland. All we did was love you. We never gave up on you. You have hurt us so much for so long. I gave you everything I could. Your kids worshipped you like a god. You didn’t need to hurt us but you did. You hurt us too much this time. You broke all our hearts. We still love you but well never ever forgive you.”

In a final desperate entry Fiona wrote on her wall: “No 1 wants us. No 1 will help us. The people who are supposed to help us just tell lies and try to take my babies away. I keep tryin but no1 will listen. Craig was all we had now he’s gone. He hurt us and left us on our own. Were trapped here we can’t get away. Everyone wants to hurt us. Their daddy the love of my life wants to hurt us. I can’t make it stop. I want it all to go away but it won’t stop. I need to hug my babies while their sleeping and keep them safe and never let go.”

One friend said the night before her death Fiona had written on Facebook: “My babies will go with me.”

The 19-year-old friend, who provided her name but asked for it not to be printed, said she had lingering fears Fiona – who she saw daily – had been battling with post-natal depression.

She said: “Her boyfriend broke up with her yesterday. That is why her friends think she did it.

“Last night on Facebook she was saying her kids were going to be happy today (Mon).

“She said she wanted them and her to be in a happier place.

“She wanted the to be happy.

“She was eight months pregnant with a girl. All her children had the same father, but he was not around much.

“He was only around as and when.”

The friends said she Fiona had also suffered financial concerns, which had been enhanced by the looming arrival of her fourth child.

She added: “No one helped her. She went to social services for support and they did not help her.

“I think she had post-natal depression.

“I saw her go into the baby shop on Saturday morning and she seemed fine. She was buying stuff for her kids.

“But you could tell she was not well. She was pale.

“She was on job seekers allowance and got housing benefit. I don’t think she ever worked. She was only 20.

“She never said what she was going through. If she had come to me I would have been there for you.

“She had a really hard life – her parents weren’t really around.”

Last night at 7.30pm grief-stricken father Craig Mclelland was seen at the basement flat where his dead children were found on the corner of London Road South and Grosvenor Road.

He was overheard saying to reporters: “I have just lost my family. My children are dead. What would you be feeling?”

When asked if it was comforting to see the volume of tributes building at the address, which includes flowers and cuddly toys, he agreed.

The children’s bodies were taken to the James Paget Hospital, Great Yarmouth, for post-mortem examinations with a Home Office pathologist.

Police were last night awaiting the results.

Det Supt John Brocklebank, from the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team, said: “At this stage we are keeping an open mind about what happened and we must maintain that open mind.

“At this time we don’t want to speculate on whether a third party was involved or not.”

Witnesses said they saw the three children’s bodies carefully lifted from the basement flat – with the baby still lying in his Moses basket.

Devastated family friend Leon Cook, 18, last night said Fiona had been expecting her second girl.

He said: “Fiona was eight months pregnant. A little girl. She was due on May 10th.

“I don’t know why she did it, she didn’t seem to be depressed. She was just struggling with the kids and social services weren’t helping.

“They all used to live with me a while ago and I was good mates with Craig.”

Leon added: “Craig and Fiona were on and off for about five or six years.

“I don’t think she did work, she just looked after the kids full time.

“She didn’t speak to her mum and sister and I have never met them before. She fell out with a lot of people. She needed help from social services.”

He added: “The baby was still in his Moses basket.”

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  1. Belinda says:

    Omg this is such a sad story,that poor girl feeling like that was her only way out.pitty she didn’t have more support so this tragic thing wouldn’t of happen.r.i.p Fiona and your beautiful little babies xxx

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